Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby

The Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby honors one of the most devoted and passionate owners and successful breeders in Arizona. As a founding member of the ATBA, Gene Fleming was part of this organization and the racing industry for more than five decades. Serving term after term as Board member and in every officer position, he was highly respected as a leader and cherished as a friend. Since Gene Fleming’s passing in February 2011, the most important black-type race for AZ-Breds carries his name, while his sons Marvin and Gerald with their respective families carry on his legacy at Fleming Thoroughbred Farm.

 

Smooth Papa

Smooth Papa

1st Place – Smooth Papa
  • Breeder: Kevin Eikleberry
  • Owner: Reunion Racing Stables LLC & Kevin Eikleberry
  • Trainer: Kevin Eikleberry
2nd Place – Tactical Attack
  • Breeder: Edward F. Sepich
  • Owner: Edward F. Sepich Jr. & John J. Kozelski
  • Trainer: Molly J. Pearson
3rd Place – Stephen James
  • Breeder: Fleming Thoroughbred Farm LLC
  • Owner: Stable H M A
  • Trainer: Kevin Eikleberry

Photo credit: Coady Photography

Archive

Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby Not Run in 2020
2019 Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby
2018 Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby
2017 Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby
2016 Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby
2015 Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby
2014 Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby
2013 Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby
2012 Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby
2011 Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby